Astoria Times

Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013

Astoria

Pin Up Queens turns hobby into new career

For Giana Stanigar, vintage clothing is about much more than style. Comment.

Monday, Nov. 18, 2013

Corona

Terrace on the Park hosts trade fair for LIC businesses

Thousands of business people took part in the 25th annual LIC Partnership Trade Show at Corona’s Terrace on the Park Wednesday. Comment.

Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013

Woodside

Woodside resident to receive parks honor for his activism

A Woodside man will be honored by the Partnership for Parks for starting a group made up of volunteers who clean neighborhood greenspaces and streets, remove graffiti and plant trees. Comments (2).

Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013

Corona

Christmas comes early to Corona

Like a lot of people itching to get into the holiday mood, Jon Lovitch often pops “Miracle on 34th Street” or “It’s a Wonderful Life” into the DVD player, then cranks up the air conditioner to combat the heat and humidity. Comment.
East Elmhurst

Airport workers protest at LGA

Dozens of low-paid, contracted airport workers rallied outside LaGuardia Airport Tuesday, continuing their call for better wages and benefits as the holiday travel season approaches. Comments (2).
Astoria

Cops hunting for suspect in Greek church theft

The NYPD was asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating a suspect wanted in a grand larceny in Astoria. Comment.
Astoria

LIC man pleads guilty to killing stepdaughter in Astoria: DA

A 54-year-old Long Island City man pleaded guilty to fatally shooting his stepdaughter and critically wounding his estranged wife in December 2011, the Queens district attorney said. Comment.
Jackson Heights

Jewelry store hit in Jackson Heights: NYPD

The NYPD was asking for the public’s help in identifying four suspects wanted in a robbery at Viriani Jewelers in Jackson Heights on Halloween. Comment.

Friday, Nov. 15, 2013

Corona

City using eminent domain to build Corona school

The city is planning to use eminent domain to clear the way for a 796-seat elementary/middle school in Corona, one of the most overcrowded neighborhoods in the five boroughs. Comments (3).
Long Island City

Judge rules demolition of 5Pointz can begin

A federal judge has decided against issuing a permanent injunction that would stop the demolition of 5Pointz in Long Island City. Comment.
Long Island City

LIC restaurant group to host tasting party

The Long Island City Restaurant Association is less than a month old and the owners involved are already working on their first event. Comments (2).
Astoria

Red Storm beats Ford to win boys’ soccer championship

St. John’s Prep erased the memory of last season’s title game defeat. Comment.

Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013

Long Island City

Boro affected by SNAP cuts

New York City families are already feeling the effects of recent cuts to the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Comments (2).
Woodside

Filipinos raise funds for homeland

When Typhoon Haiyan smashed into the Philippines Friday, its destruction was felt 8,500 miles away in Woodside, where nearly 13,000 Filipinos make up the largest concentration in the state. Comment.
Astoria

Astoria councilman finds tires on car slashed

City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. found two tires on his car had been slashed as he got ready to go to an event at a school Wednesday morning. Comment.
Corona

Jax Heights march held for boy killed in crash

Outraged by the tragic death of a 4-year-old boy in October, hundreds took to the streets of Corona and Jackson Heights Tuesday night to demand better traffic safety and strict enforcement of traffic laws. Comment.
Astoria

Zombies to invade Astoria for Thanksgiving festivities

People in Astoria might think The Walking Dead is filming at Kaufman Astoria Studios Saturday because the Cultural Campus will be overrun by zombies. The third-annual Queens Thanksgiving Zombie Walk gets underway at Applebee’s, at 38-01 35th Ave around 2:30 p.m. Comment.
Long Island City

M. Wells Steakhouse makes its return to Long Island City

The long-awaited opening of M. Wells Steakhouse in Long Island City took place when owner Hugue Dufour invited friends, family and associates to dinner seatings Tuesday and Wednesday nights. Comment.
Astoria

Check into ‘The Cottage’ for some oh so civilized laughter

In Sandy Rustin’s new play “The Cottage,” now at the Astoria Performing Arts Center, any doubt that we’re deep in Noël Coward territory simply vanishes after a very pregnant character is handed a scotch to sip while she enjoys long drags from her cigarette. Comment.
Elmhurst

Two pedestrians lose lives in Queens Boulevard crash

Two pedestrians were struck and killed while walking along Queens Boulevard early Monday morning, NYPD officials said. Comment.
East Elmhurst

McClancy team rallies with late goals for title

Just two minutes. That’s all Monsignor McClancy needed to change its fortunes against Kennedy Catholic and clinch its third straight city soccer title. Comment.

Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013

Long Island City

Judge rules 5Pointz can be torn down for residential towers

A federal judge has decided against issuing a permanent injunction that would stop the demolition of 5Pointz in Long Island City. Comment.

Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013

Long Island City

Aviation, Bryant fall in PSAL Class A boy’s soccer semifinals

Aviation had been able to advance through the PSAL playoffs without playing its best on offense. However, the team’s scoring struggles continued in the semifinals and finally cost the Flyers. Comments (1).
Astoria

WFP helps mint three new boro lawmakers

The Working Families Party backed three out of four of the borough’s new City Council members, and incumbents who had previously run on the influential party’s line saw the percentage of their WFP votes grow in Tuesday’s election. Comments (1).

Monday, Nov. 11, 2013

Woodside

Filipinos raise typhoon relief funds while waiting for hear from relatives

When Typhoon Haiyan smashed into the Philippines Friday, its destruction was felt 8,500 miles away in Woodside where nearly 13,000 Filipinos make up the largest concentration in the state. Comment.
Elmhurst

Two men killed after car jumps curb in Elmhurst: NYPD

Two pedestrians were struck and killed while walking along Queens Boulevard early Monday morning, NYPD officials said. Comments (6).

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